Though this Slope small-plates joint has looks—an artfully rustic interior, with a rough-hewn reclaimed-wood bar and copper light fixtures—the food wasn’t equally praiseworthy. A starter of plump white-wine–poached shrimp was mismatched with bland mashed avocado, while a bowl of seafood, chicken and shrimp paella was oversalted. What with the global vino and beer list, including a bright, crisp Saison Dupont, and successful simple fare including “old world” meatballs and a thick tomato sauce, the place might fare better as a bar.
|Venue name:||Café Tapeo||Contact:|
52 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||at Bergen St|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue, Sun 5pm–midnight; Wed, Thu 5pm–2am; Fri, Sat 5pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: B, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic Ave; D, N, R to Pacific St|
|Price:||Average small plate: $7. MC, V|